Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing confirmed on Thursday that through their existing partnership with United Rentals they have renewed their support for Soldier Strong through Turns For Troops Charitable Programme.
For every lap that Graham Rahal completes this season it will be beneficial to veterans and speaking about the continued partnership, Chris Meek, co-founder and chairman of Soldier Strong commented by saying:
We are grateful for the generosity of our esteemed partners, United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, which enables us to achieve our goal of helping as many veterans as possible. “It is because of their continued support that we can help more veterans to regain some freedom and independence after bravely serving and sacrificing for our nation.
In 2016, United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing raised over $100,000 for Turns For Troops and Soldier Strong and speaking about the continuation of the partnership, Chris Hummel, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing with United Rentals commented by saying:
At United Rentals, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary this year and decided to recognize this milestone by highlighting key ‘Moments of Service’ that support our customers, our employees and the communities in which we work and live. The first ‘moment’ kicks off this weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix, where we’ve created a specially-wrapped car for Graham and limited edition shirts for the crew that focus attention on the mission of Turns for Troops and SoldierStrong. “Our organization is proud to partner with SoldierStrong and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, who share our commitment to bettering the lives of former service members.”
United Rentals has also committed to doubling the donation amount to SoldierStrong from $50 to $100 for each lap Rahal completes during both the INDYCAR Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 this season.
Graham Rahal, driver of the No.15 SoldierStrong/TurnsforTroops Honda Dallara commented by saying:
I am extremely excited to be partnering once again with United Rentals and SoldierStrong with our Turns for Troops initiative. It means a lot to myself and to our team that United Rentals continues to support and back such a great initiative like Turns for Troops and it’s extremely exciting to have this military salute car for the INDYCAR Grand Prix. The red, white and blue looks amazing!” “I’m excited to run up front and raise more money for Turns for Troops and to help our veterans get back on their feet again. I am asking all fans to support and rally around this initiative and help us make a difference in the lives of those who have fought for us, and made a great sacrifice to allow us to be safe and free.
Team co-owner Bobby Rahal commented by saying:
One of the highlights of our relationship with United Rentals, aside from being involved with such a great company with great people, is the Turns for Troops program and our ability to contribute to that through our performance on the track. To meet people like Sergeant Dan Rose and the folks at SoldierStrong, who are committed to helping our veterans who have grievously been wounded, has made an impact on us for sure. To see Sgt. Dan, and now others, benefitting from SoldierStrong is one of the most gratifying things we’ve ever done. We’re thrilled to be a part of the program and we will continue to work with United Rentals and SoldierStrong to see how we can make an even bigger impact.